With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Resigns
The head of the Ohio Consumers’ Counsel has resigned after seven years of service.
Janine Migden-Ostrander called her decision extremely difficult citing a decision by the General Assembly to cut the agency’s two-year operating budget from $8.5 million to $5.6 million.
In a statement issued today, Midgen-Ostrander said, “I am leaving because the current environment makes it impossible for me to serve the only way I know how-as an advocate focused on achieving results for the public.”
Midgen-Ostrander has accepted a position as principal consultant with the Regulatory Assistance Project.
She will be replaced by Deputy Consumers’ Counsel Bruce Weston until a permanent replacement can be found.